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destructive. >> we need that passion to heat the building or use that passion to burn it down. >> reporter: every house seat and a third of the senate is up for grabs and voters have spoken. and they will keep speaking t next set of primaries including arkansas is june 8. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> and bucking the trend last night was the house seat that had belonged to the late democratic congress john mur that. it went to mark kritsz. he defeated tim burns. >> president obama and his staff are getting ready to host a state dinner about 200 guests are expected to attend honoring the mexican president. security at the event will be tight. during the president's first state dinner last year a couple managed to crash the party without being on the guest list. it's been nearly six months since then and the salahis gave an interview to the website
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radaronline. it would be nice somebody would apologize to us or somebody call it quits. i certainly wouldn't treat anyone this way that would come to my house even if there was a question about an invitation. before tonight's dinner michelle obama and mexico's first lady will visit a montgomery elementary school. the two will meet with students at the new hampshire estate school in silver spring. the school was honored for teaching healthy living. many student who is attend come from central and south america. savala took mrs. obama to visit schools when she was in the country. >> and are we going to have more rain after a couple of fairly dreary days. >> maybe a few passing showers. you should not have difficulty as you prepare to head to work and school on this wednesday morning. good morning. the radar, we're seeing a few sprinkles now in prince george's
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county and northern charles county to the south of washington. we'll have a disturbance passing over us later on that may give us a shower. right now it's off to a cool and cloudy start, temperatures now in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees all around the region, now 53 in the district of columbia. afternoon high should climb in the upper 60s. sun into early afternoon. then maybe an early morning sprinkle. this afternoon is about a 30% chance of a passing shower. overall most of the day should be dry. overnight partly cloudy, in the 50s tomorrow morning, and then we heat up on thursday and friday. both days highs up around 80 degrees tomorrow and in the low 80s friday afternoon. so feeling like summertime after very cool weather the last couple of days. as we start the weekend, saturday should be partly to mostly cloudy, highs in the upper 70s. we may see rain moving in on sunday. details on that coming up this half hour. we'll look into next week as well. now let's check on the traffic on this wednesday morning.
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jerry, how's it looking? >> good morning. a relatively rare occurrence occurred a short time ago, the wilson bridge was raised to allow a ship to pass under it. it is back down now and traffic is moving once again. no real significant delays, they were able to accomplish it in relatively short period of time so good news there. let's see how we're doing. northern virginia, 95, 395, 66, all is well so far. >> thanks very much. he has struck again and he still is on the loose. police are still looking for a man who is preying on women in arlington. the second time on friday night in the 2000 block of wilson boulevard. a woman was walking behind a restaurant. the man grabbed her and groped her. she was able to fight him off. police have now release add sketch of the suspect. this sketch. they think they is the same man who attacked back on may 8 at an apartment building in the 1800 block of north scott street. in that case he attacked a woman in a pool house bathroom.
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three men are in the hospital after a shooting in capital heights near the intersection of benning road and marlboro pike. police were called to the area around 7:00 last night for a report of a shooting. when they arrived they found three men shot. all three are expected to survive. police have no suspects. in the district police are looking for the driver who hit a young person and kept going. this happened last night in the 4600 block of cane place northeast. a white vehicle was driving and struck a juvenile walking in the area. the driver fled. the young person was taken to a local hospital. still no word on their conditions. >> this morning there are new pictures from the floor of the gulf, new estimates on how much oil is pouring into the water. while there is also a growing concern that the slick could soon move into the florida keys. jay gray has the latest on the spill. >> reporter: this new video from the leak site released fod is new evidence for some who questioned initial estimates
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that 5,000 barrels of oil a day are pouring into the gulf. >> you can't see that. >> reporter: earlier images led to speculation that the volume was as much as 70,000 barrels a day. the new pictures make him think that estimate wasn't enough. >> i can't say how much in excess of that 70,000 barrels per day this leak is, but i would use the word considerable. >> reporter: engineers with bp say an insertion tube is capturing about 2,000 barrels a day. >> i think the insertion of the tube was a positive development but make no mistake it's way too early to be celebrating or declaring this event over. >> reporter: they have seen a sheen in tar off the coast for the last few days. now officials are seeing something different. >> it's thick black oil. it's on the edge of the marsh. if that gets in the backwaters in the lakes and the bayous we'll never clean it up. >> reporter: the fishing ban has been expanded more than 45,000
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square miles. satellite images show a tail from the spill stretching dangerously close to the gulf loop current and for the first time now officials say it's, quote, increasingly likely that oil from the spill will make its way to the florida keys. >> it's depressing. i hope it doesn't happen. i hope the current doesn't bring it here. >> reporter: a hope shared by millions along the coast that the oil continues to spread. jay gray, nbc news, venice, louisiana. researchers are heading out this morning to continue studying that current. forecasters put the oil in the keys by next week and it could reach miami five days after that. >> the spill is not the only thing that might hold back plans for drilling off the virginia coast. the pentagon is arguing that drilling would interfere with the naval operation. the governor remains optimistic a resolution can be worked out. mcdonnell wants to lease the
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land. >> after a week of deadly violence, thailand's protest leaders are ending their anti-government protest. the decision came after the army overran the group in bangkok. after leaders walked out on a stage before a crowd of people and said they would surrender to authorities to prevent more deaths. this is a live picture of bangkok now. this morning violence in the country killed nearly 40 people in the last few days. the protesters say the government is corrupt and they are looking to oust its leaders. south korea says it is quote obvious that north korea sank one of its war ships in march. now south korea is threatening to take them to the security council. the incident was one of the worst attacks on the south since 1953 when the country signed a truce to end three years of fighting. north korea has denied involvement in the sinking of the ship. our time now is 4:37.
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we have 51 degrees out there, still to come a brutal beating at a local apartment complex caught on videotape. why police say this pack of thugs attacked the victim. >> is after a difficult year the wizards get a favorable bounce. what the team's owners say about their new found luck. >> and a check of the wednesday morning weather and traffic next.
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good morning. time for weather and traffic on this wednesday morning. it is mostly cloudy and cool again this morning. on radar we have a few sprinkles south of washington and stafford county, king george county. as we had earlier in prince george's county and have dissipated. the sprinkles passing to the south of the metro area and we have a few breaks in the cloud cover, temperatures are in the upper 40s now in parts of loudoun, prince william, fauquier county, western fairfax county, closer to washington it's around 50 degrees in montgomery county, arlington county and eastern fairfax, prince george's county near 50 as well. highs should make it into the upper 60s. may be sun in and out this morning into early afternoon. there is a chance of a sprinkle perhaps this morning to south. then the sun's out and we heat up thursday and friday. and saturday partly sunny, the 70s. a look at sunday and next week in 10 minutes. >> off we go to college park,
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maryland a. look at the capital beltway, the inner and outer loop between greenbelt and silver spring light volume of traffic, lanes are open. south from the virginia perspective on the woodrow wilson bridge. the bridge was up a short time ago, back down now. no delays in either direction. very good news there. >> jerry, thanks very much. >> 4:42 is the time. 53 degrees. coming up, metro considering changes after a man dies on a train. >> a crackdown on bad behavior that could put the lives of travelers at risk. >> how a plan's kindness led to this brutal beating. >> and next was it luck or devine intervention. either way the wizards finally have a reason to celebrate. -sure. -tha. i think you might have hooked it up wrong, though. yea, we're getting way too many channels. no, no. that's -- that's standard. fios also comes with 11,000 free movies and shows on demand per month. ah, standard. gotcha. a certain somebody says "thank you." tell him "he's welcome,"
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this is beyond cable. this is fios. the number one pick in the 2010 nba draft will be made by the washington wizards. >> some much-needed good news
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for wizards fans. the team won the draft lottery last night and giving them the first overall pick in next month's draft a. 10% chance of winning that draft and so this is a pretty good start to the era as the wizards owner. >> feels pretty good, and. we still have to draft right guy and develop the player the right way. but it feels really good. it's a dawn of a new day in washington and some said it's sometimes better to be lucky than good. >> you know, i just almost beyond my really considering all of that. i know what it means to have a first round draft. so i think it's going to make an enormous change. i promise the fan, i said next year is going to be really great and i think it will. >> most experts predict the first overall pick will be point guard john wall out of kentucky. he spent one year in college but it was impressive. he led kentucky to a title and
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the number one seed in the ncaa tournament. she could feel the presence of her late husband abe, the long time owner. and she had a secret weapon last night, a good luck charm. abe's championship ring from the 1978 washington bullets team. >> we have a warning for people in the aspen hill area. two men part of a pack robbery are still on the loose this morning. police say five suspects beat the victim right outside of his own home and the crime was caught on tape. jackie benson has more. >> reporter: the video is shocking, a group of five young men set upon a resident of an aspen hill apartment complex and beat him senseless. what did they take from him that required that much force? >> in this case just his cell phone was taken. what we're finding in these types of pack and street robberies, quite often a small amount of money, personal
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electronics, and sometimes articles of clothing. >> reporter: sadly, police believe it was the victim's instinct to be a good samaritan that led to the awful beating. after one suspect asked to use his cell phone to make a call the others begin to circle around him in a pack. >> here comes one. >> reporter: the confrontation begins. soon the victim is repeatedly punched as his back is forced to arch oefr an iron stair post. once on the ground the suspect begins stomping on him, breaking his ribs. amazingly the victim never called police. the may 5 crime would have gone unreported but for the company that monitors the apartment complex's security camera. >> the company who monitors the video system reported it to apartment management because they were so appalled by what they saw. management contacted police. >> reporter: some residents say they have stine an increase in petty crime in the complex but nothing like this. >> i think having troubles here,
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so it's pretty safe community i would say. >> reporter: three of the suspects ages 16, 17 and 18 were arrested after another pack robbery two days ago but the two men in white tee shirt remain at large. the younger suspects are charged as adults, an indication of the court's assessment of the severity of the crime. in rockville, jackie bensen, news 4. >> two of the suspects are held on bond this morning. the third was transferred to a juvenile facility. we have learned the name of a handy man killed in a home invasion in centreville. he is 39-year-old jose rosales. he was in the garage when two intruders got in the home. there was a scuffle. he was shot and killed. police now say they are looking for a white pickup truck. a witness saw a man jump in the bed of the truck and cover himself up with a tarp. >> metro is re-examining policies after a dead man rode on a train several hours. the man boarded at twin brooks
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station at 10:15 a.m. monday. at some point he died. the train traveled almost the entire length of the red line and back before being moved to a rail yard at shady grove just before noon. the man wasn't found until 3:00 when metro workers prepared the train for departure. metro says it will review procedures for inspections. >> safety in the skies remain as focus for ntsb hearings. the agency is addressing questionable conduct by some pilots and air traffic controllers. the goal is to make sure professionalism in the cockpit does not disappear. tom costello has details. >> reporter: federal investigators say they are glaring examples of a breakdown in professionalism. from buffalo, new york, inattentive pilots stalled and crashed their plane to a midair crash over new york's hudson river. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: an inattentive kromer on a personal phone call
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to the northwest pilots out of radio contact more than an hour flying past their destination. to the jfk controller who let his kids radio instructions to pilots. >> clear for takeoff. >> reporter: a three-day ntsb hearing into ratcheting up professional imin both the cockpit and control tower. and the audience wearing red, relatives of the 50 who died in buffalo. >> the fact of the matter is that we can do better. >> reporter: ntsb chairman. >> pilots and controllers have to be on all the time. they can't make mistakes. >> reporter: on the job 90,000 airline pilots, 15,000 controllers. their jobs are heavily automated and repetitive to factor out human error. but the trade-off can be complacency. the faa chief says everyone must hold everyone accountable. >> it's up to the others to say excuse me, this isn't the way we
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do this and bring it to their attention. >> reporter: nbc news, washington. >> the hearings will end tomorrow. the the panel is not only the safety board but professionals from labor, academia and government. >> it's going to be a busy day for the astronauts of space shuttle "atlantis." they have a space walk later this morning including an extra chore, they will have to free a tangled cable at the end of the shuttle's inspection boom. it's preventing them from thoroughly checking for damage after the cord is untangled the rest of the walk will be devoted to replacing old batteries. >> we're going to have to replace the batteries in the sun, see if we can slap it around, get some bright light. we've been dreary. >> it will be out this morning, some breaks in the clouds at this hour and we'll likely get sunshine as you get off to work and school this morning. right now there's the partly cloudy sky over the nation's capital. the hd picture from our city camera.
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reagan national reports 53 degrees. humidity is high, wind out of the northwest. and the sprinkles we had yesterday dissipated for now as we look at the radar, we do have just a few sprinkles to our south. there may be a few echoes here in prince william county and fauquier county. a few in spotsylvania. we have a dry condition here after the wet pattern we've had the last couple of days. it's certainly cool with the clouds have broken up. it's in the upper 40s now from near dulles airport down to manassas, we're around 50 degree, shenandoah valley and the blue ridge, weather watchers up early reporting that. in prince george's county near 50 degrees. montgomery, arlington, fairfax, near 50 in the district of columbia we're in the low 50s. then the low 50s on the eastern shore, in the mountains there are some clouds there, in the mid-50s. and over the last 12 hours been watching this disturbance in the atmosphere right now it's
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spinning over north and west virginia tracking over us as the day progresses. we may get sun this morning in and out but then a passing shower is possible this afternoon as we reach the mid to upper 60s. they are a small chance of a shower. tonight, partly cloudy, by dawn tomorrow the mid-50s. during the day on thursday sunny and warmer near 80. sunny again on friday, the low 80s by mid afternoon. saturday increasing clouds, upper 70s. might get some light showers late saturday night and off and on on sunday. then drying out, warming up the first part of next week. how's traffic? >> very quiet morning under way so far as we check things out around town. in maryland this is i-95, as you approach the capital beltway, prince george's county, south of 212 both directions moving along pretty well as you travel to or from howard county along i-95. let's see how it's doing in the district. as you wiggle through the construction zone here on eastern avenue right now fine. >> thank you very much. >> 4:53. 55 degrees.
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ahead. >> emotional testimony from the widow of the local attorney murdered. what brought one of the men on trial to tears in the courtroom. >> and next, bicyclists injured in a race in maryland. how police say someone sabotaged the course.
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the widow of robert wone says she met with the men accused of covering up his death just two days after his murder.
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kathy wone's husband was stabbed to death in 2006. joseph price, victor zaborsky and dillon ward are accused of covering up his murder. they have said that price told her that robert was stabbed in the back when he was stabbed in the chest. yesterday the 911 call played out in court. zaborsky cried. >> what's wrong? >> we have someone in our house and they stabbed somebody. >> are they bleeding? >> yes. someone is bleeding in our house. >> where are they bleeding from? >> i think -- i think in the stomach. >> no one has been charged with wone's killing. if the three men are convicted of conspiracy they could face up to 38 years in prison. their trial resumes tomorrow. >> a bicycle race took an unexpected turn when someone sabotaged the course and more than a half dozen riders
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crashed. some got scrapes and bruises. in fact one broke bones. police want to know who is responsible. julie kerry spoke with the rider whose helmet camera recorded the crucial piece of evidence. >> reporter: crashes are an inevitable part of cycling races. the one you are about to see sunday is now the source of a criminal investigation. >> we're coming down the back stretch, setting up for a corner we're about to go around. >> reporter: the video is from brian's helmet cam. as they round the turn he is the last to go down in the pileup. baker was the first to fall. he told us he made a discovery. >> i figured something wasn't right so i started inspecting my equipment and sure enough the front wheel had been blown and i found a tack in it. >> reporter: more proof in this photo taken by a victim in an earlier race. they learned multiple crashes
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were caused by tacks in several races. investigators want to find out who intentionally put them on the course. >> the first reaction like you are angry. that one crash probably several thousand dollars of bike damage, multiple injuries. and frankly, can be a lot worse, so somebody who is doing that to a race is taking the chance of potentially killing someone. >> reporter: this is the nasty gash left in his leg, a cyclist suffered a broken bone. now they hope the video will help catch the culprit. >> clearly someone wanted to see the damage happen. >> reporter: still, the incident won't keep baker or vaughn away from races next weekend. >> going back for more. hopefully not more of this but more racing. >> that's awful. somebody could have been killed, paralyzed, break a neck. >> what would the motive be? >> i guess just to watch that crash. it's awful.
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>> stay with us. news 4 continues now at 5:00 a.m. i have a message. a message from the tea party. a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words. we've come to take our government back. >> sweet tea, a historic night for the movement that has set its sights on overhauling the federal government. >> plus, crash or crackdown, the white house stepping up security at tonight's state dinner to prevent another incident. >> and jackpot, the wizards get good news. welcome back. i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang. this is wednesday, may 19, 2010. a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. it is 53 degrees. a beautiful sky lit up by the city lights. meteorologist tom kierein joins us with more on the forecast.
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we had dreary days, we hope for sunshine in the forecast, tom. what you got? >> we're going to have a little sunshine today. just as you ordered. as we look at the radar now, no precipitation now, we did have some sprinkles overnight. there may be a lingering sprinkle in fauquier county. but we have a partly cloudy start to this wednesday morning and it's a chilly morning, near 50 degrees in prince george's county. arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties have dipped in the upper 40s to near 50. 52 degrees now in the district. as we go forward officer the next few days we'll have a partly cloudy morning, temperatures climbing into the upper 60s. by early afternoon. but then by mid afternoon into the late afternoon hours a disturbance passing over may give us a passing shower. then sun returns thursday and friday, and we heat up. saturday increasing clouds in the 70s. how's the traffic? >> tom, a live look. relatively quiet trip along 395. as you head through landmark and shirlington en route to
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downtown, travel lanes are open. no big deals to report. word of an accident at north lynn street and wilson boulevard. fire and rescue crews are on the scene. we'll keep you updated. >> thanks very much, jerry. this morning voters' anger with washington is as apparent as ever. they proved in primary elections nationwide yesterday that they want change on capitol hill. tracie potts joins us with more. big changes. good morning. >> reporter: no kidding. good morning. this first set of primaries was a sneak peek at what voters were thinking f. last night is any indication democrats and republicans here on the hill should be concerned. >> reporter: the switch from republican to democrat couldn't save pennsylvania's arlen specter after 30 years in the senate, voters want him out. >> it's time. it's just time. >> reporter: that's the democrat's winner joe sestak.
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spector says he will support it. >> it is vital that we keep this seat with the democratic party. >> reporter: in arkansas blanche lincoln barely held on, she's in a run-off with the state's lieutenant governor. >> i think the people of arkansas has said that they are tired of the outside groups coming in. >> reporter: analysts say it's washington insiders that voters want out. >> this one feels like the year of the ornery guy who is going to tell it like it is. >> like rand paul. >> i say to washington watch out, here we come. >> reporter: he beat the republican party favorite for kentucky's seat. paul challenger warns all the tea party anger could be destructive. >> are we going to use that passion to heat the building or to burn it down. >> reporter: every house seat and a third of the senate is up for grabs and voters have spoken. >> and they will keep speaking. the next set of primaries
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including that arkansas run-off is june 8. live from capitol hill this morning, i'm tracie potts, news 4. >> thank you. >> a suspect i still on the loose. police are looking for a man preying on women in arlington. he struck at an apartment complex on north scott street. his latest attack on a busy section of wilson boulevard where tracee wilkins joins us from live with a picture police now want you to see. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, joe. we have a good description of the suspect. police are looking at two attacks and one month. in the same vicinity. and they are believing that they are looking for the same suspect in both. the first sexual assault and battery happened may 8 at 3:45 a.m. in the 1800 block of north scott street. a young woman walked into the bathroom of a pool house in an apartment complex when she was confronted by the man who forced her to the ground and tried to put his hands in her pants. she struggled and he fled.
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then about a week later at 10:50 p.m. on wilson boulevard a woman was walking behind a restaurant when a man grabbed her from behind with one arm and assaulted her with his other hand. the victim fought back and he fled. here's the suspect's description. he's described as a white hispanic male in early 20s, approximately 5'7", 160 pounds with short dark hair. in both attacks he wore black jacket with white writing on the chest and the first attack he also wore dark pants. neither victim knew her attacker. police are asking anyone with information to give them a call. call 1-866-411-tips if you have information to assist in this investigation. tracee wilkins, now back to you. >> thanks very much. police in capital heights, maryland are looking for suspects 18 triple shooting.
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it happened near the intersection of benning road and marlboro pike. police were called to the area last night for a report of a shooting. when they arrived they found three men shot. all three are expected to survive. a young person is recovering after being hit by a car northeast washington. this happened last night in the 4600 block of cane place northeast. a white vehicle was driving and struck a juvenile walking in the area. the driver fled. the victim was taken to a local hospital no. word on that person's condition. new today, a brazen attack against nato forces in afghanistan. seven u.s. service members were injured during an attack on bagram air field this morning. the insurgents fired rockets and grena grenades. at least ten were killed. it's the second taliban strike in two days. yesterday a suicide bomber hit a u.s. convoy killing 18 people, five american troops were among the dead. >> the leaders of the so called red shirt movement in thailand
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have decided to put an tend to the protest that led to deadly violence. the decision came after the army overran the group's encampment. soon after leaders walked out on stage and said they would surrender to authorities to prevent more deaths. violence in the country has killed nearly 40 people over the last few days. the protesters say the government is corrupt and they are looking to oust its leaders. south korea says it's obvious that north korea sank one of its war ships. now south korea is threatening to pak them to the security council. this is from a briefing in seoul. the incident was one of the worst attacks on the south since 1953 when the country signed a truce to end three years of fighting. north korea denied involvement in the sinking of the ship. 5:07 is your time. ahead, another view of voyl polluting the gulf. when the bulk of the spill is
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expected to spread to is the florida keys. >> state dinner security. what the white house is saying about efforts to keep potential crashers out. >> we're getting back to feeling like spring. a check of your weather and traffic are next.
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time for weather and traffic on this wednesday morning. good morning.
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i'm tom kierein. at this hour the cloud cover breaking up. good news. we'll see a little bit of sunshine. at this hour nothing showing up on radar. we did have a few overnight sprinkles but those dissipated. right now it's chilly, near 50 degrees throughout the region. 52 in washington, highs should make it into the upper 60s. and a partly sunny day. there is a small chance of a passing shower, mainly this afternoon. and then overnight tonight partly cloudy, mid-50s by dawn thursday, tomorrow, sunny, near 80. and ought to be warmer on friday. perhaps in the low 80s with lots of sunshine. then over the weekend, saturday we'll have increasing clouds with highs in the 70s. morning lows in the 50s. might get rain on sunday. we'll look at that and next week at 5:21. how's the traffic, jerry? >> off to the interstates we go. the american legion bridge from the maryland shoreline, right side the outer loop, left side the inner loop. moving along pretty well. no hang-ups there. in rosslyn, police dealing with the accident, an overturned car at wilson boulevard and north
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lynn street. may find traffic tied up here. we'll keep a close watch on that particularly if you try to get over to the key bridge. the wilson bridge was raised. back down now. joe, eun. >> thank you. >> 5:12 is your time. 54 degrees a. new recall involving lexus. >> a win for the wizards. did the good luck charm make all the difference. >> and the white house tightening security to prevent another crash.
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5:14. good morning everyone. here are the top stories. in the news at this hour, results now in on three senate primaries in what some call this year's super tuesday. in kentucky, tea party activists celebrate rand paul won the republican nomination. over in pennsylvania, 80-year-old senator arlen specter who switched to the democratic party lost to representative joe sestak. and in arkansas, democratic senator blanche lincoln will face a june run-off. police are searching for a man preying on women in arlington. the recent attack friday night in the 2000 block of wilson boulevard. a woman was walking behind a restaurant before 11:00 p.m. when the man grabbed her. she was able to fight him off.
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police released this sketch of the suspect. they think he's the same man who attacked on may 8 at an apartment building in the 1800 block of north scott street. the u.s. military says insurgents launched an attack on the u.s.-run bagram air field north of kabul. a u.s. statement said ten insurgents have been killed, seven american service members wounded in that attack which included rockets, small arms and grenades. the taliban claims responsibility. back to you in the studio. >> thank you. tonight, president obama will host nearly 200 guests at the the white house dinner for the mexican -- for the mexican president. this is the second state dinner and the president has -- that the president has hosted since taking office. the first made headlines for the wrong reasons after a northern virginia couple decided to crash that party. now security teams will be working hard to make sure that doesn't happen again. megan mcgrath joins us with more.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. it was an embarrassment for the obama administration, their first state dinner overshadowed by the salahis known as the white house party crashers. the virginia couple gained entry and access to the president and others without an invitation. now, the white house is saying that they made big changes. the white house press secretary robert gibbs says changes have been made to make sure it never happens again. he would not get into specifics, doesn't want to talk about the details what they have done but assured reporters that security procedures have been revamped. meanwhile, the salahis, angling for a reality tv show on bravo are now asking for an apology from the white house. in an interview he said it would be nice if somebody would apologize to us or call it quits. i certainly wouldn't treat anyone this way who would come to my house even if there was
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question about an invitation. the president of mexico and his wife are the guests of honor at tonight's state dinner. about 200 guests are expected to attend. a lot of people angling for invitations, the white house, though, has not released the official guest list. we're going to have more in the next half hour. eun, back to you. >> i'm sure it's going to be very, very tight in terms of security. megan, thank you. before tonight's dinner michelle obama and margarita zavala will visit a school, the new hampshire estates elementary school. the school was recently honored for teaching healthy living. many student who is attend the school come from central and south america. zavala took mrs. obama to visit schools in mexico city when she was in the country last month. >> new video of oil in the gulf of mexico and some say the totals that we have been given are way too low. this from the floor of the gulf. experts say it looks a lot -- a lot more than 5,000 barrels.
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bp estimates it's collecting 20% of the oil and the louisiana governor says the vest collecting on the shorelines. now satellite images show the slick sliding toward the so-called loop current. >> it's depressing. i hope that it doesn't happen. i hope that it doesn't -- the current doesn't brings here. >> we're in that moment where it's like before hurricanes, you know, we're feeling a little helpless and frightened. >> researchers are heading out to continue studying the loop current. forecasters put the oil in the keys by next week and predict it could reach miami five days after that. the troubles keep mounting for toyota. the carmaker is recalling 4500 lexus vehicles because of a steering problem. this latest recall affects the ls brand. it involves the computer system that oversees how the steering wheel controls the tires. the recall is for lexus vehicles in japan but another 7,000 are also likely affected overseas.
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the lexus ls is also sold in the u.s., europe and china. you'll recall toyota recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide in recent months. >> a member of the redskins may be in the middle of a criminal investigation into performance enhancing drugs. he is accused of treating at least three football players. none of the players has been named but "the new york times" is reporting that one of them was or is still on the redskins team. galeo was allegedly scheduled to treat that player in washington last fall when federal agents began an 8-month-long investigation into his medical practice. >> wizards fans have reason to celebrate for the first time in a long time. >> the number one pick in the 2010 nba draft will be made by the washington wizards. >> good news. the team won the draft lottery
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last night giving them the first overall pick in next month's draft. irene pollin represented the team at the draft. she said you could feel the presence of her late husband abe. and she had a secret weapon, a good luck arm. abe pollin's championship ring. this was a pretty good start. >> feels pretty good. you know, we still have to draft the right guy and develop the player the right way. but it feels really good. it's a dawn of a new day in washington and some said it's sometimes better to be lucky than good. >> you know, almost beyond my really considering all of that. it does happen but i know what it means to have a first round draft. so i think it's going to make an enormous change. i promised the fans, i said next jeer going to be really great. i think it will. >> most experts predict the
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first pick will be john wall out of kentucky. he spent one year in college but it was impressive. he led kentucky to an sec title and number one seed in the ncaa tournament. >> it's going to be busy for the astronauts of the space shuttle. they have a walk scheduled that includes an extra chore. they will have to free a tangled cable at the end of the shuttle's inspection boom. it's preventing them from thoroughly checking "atlantis" for damage. after the cord is untangled the rest of the space walk will be devoted to replacing old batteries. >> you think their jobs would be glamorous. you do the same stuff on the ground. >> let's take a live look outside right now. daylight here in the nation's capital. 54 degrees, looks like we have a bunch of clouds but maybe some clearer skies above those clouds closer to us. we'll see what kind of a day we're going to have. >> chilly and damp.
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we'd like a spring-like return. >> all right. just as you ordered. >> thank you. >> we do have some breaks in the clouds this morning. some welcome sunshine returning as the morning progresses. and as we look at the radar, no precipitation. that's good news. we did get beneficial rain the last couple of days. right now it's a chilly morning. temperatures around the region are around 50 degrees. and later on this afternoon we should make it into the upper 60s. there's a small chance of a passing shower. and then partly cloudy tonight, the 50s tomorrow morning. on thursday, here comes summer. afternoon highs around 80 degrees. on friday, too, in the low 80s. increasing clouds saturday. 70s. could get showers on sunday. drying out first part of next week. how's the traffic, jerry? >> we'll head over to rosslyn and update with you the accident at wilson boulevard and north lynn street. this occurred earlier this morning involving several vehicles. westbound wilson boulevard closed, traffic on lynn street can cross over wilson boulevard. stay with virginia 95 northbound had a report of a car fire in
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the hov lanes near the weigh station. apparently it's over to the shoulder. >> thank you. >> 5:23 is your time. 55 degrees. ahead, a popular restaurant chain making an unusual menu change. they are not getting rid of food, they are getting rid of the prices. >> also caught on videotape a dangerous prank. how someone sabotaged a bicycle race. >> a subway scare, when a child darts away from his dad. what happened next.
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take a look at this video. a distracted father was separated from his son while riding a train in portland, oregon. video shows the man talking on his cell phone sunday night when his 4-year-old son ran out the door just as the train pulled away. the man banged on the doors and called the operator but he had to get off at the next station and circle back. thankfully they were reunited a few minutes later. >> remember this when you were about to pay five bucks for that latte. >> what if you paid what you wanted to for food and drink. go to one restaurant in the st. louis area and you can do that. panera bread company launched a nonprofit restaurant that asks customers to pay what they want. keep in mind this is a nonprofit store so customers may not want to seem too cheap or greedy. it will open similar stores nationwide if this one is successful.
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notice they are called st. louis pred company. that's where panera started. >> you are from st. louis. >> absolutely. >> i have faith. i think they will make a profit. >> 5:27 is your time. ahead a warning, a man preying on women has struck again. >> a bicycle race turns violent when someone sabotages the course. >> a cockpit crackdown. what's being done to make sure passengers are safe when they fly.
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a different cup of tea. voters send a message to washington on what was dubbed super tuesday. >> plus t search for a suspect. police investigating a sexual assault along a busy stretch of road. they think the suspect has done this before. >> mr. and mrs. salahi. >> the white house taking steps to make sure tonight's state dinner is by invitation only. good morning. welcome back to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs. welcome to "news4 today" on this wednesday t 19th of may, 2010. a live look outside, looks like we have clearing skies above us right now. 54 degrees. let's see from tom kierein what kind of a day we're going to have. >> we're in for changes. >> we do have the welcome sunshine to be back here shortly, in fact, sunrise is just about 20 minutes away.
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and at this hour it's a chilly morning. just near 50 degrees at washington and in prince george's county. montgomery county now in the low 50s. fairfax, arlington counties in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. weather watchers checking in around the shenandoah valley and the blue ridge reporting low to mid-50s there. weather watchers in southern maryland, northern neck of virginia, eastern shore report low 50s. out in the mountains in the mid-50s now, western maryland and west virginia. we do have breaks in the clouds. we might have a few clouds this afternoon, perhaps a passing shower as we do get a weak upper-level disturbance coming through from mid afternoon into late afternoon. there is a small chance of a shower, otherwise clouds building. highs should make it into the upper 60s. then overnight tonight we'll be partly cloudy, by dawn tomorrow the mid-50s. on thursday, tomorrow, bright and sunny. maybe a few clouds in the afternoon. highs reaching near 80. mostly sunny on friday and feeling like summertime. in the low 80s by mid afternoon. then not much humidity around.
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then on saturday we'll have increasing clouds but looks like the day should be dry with highs in the 70s. late saturday night into sunday could get rain. now jerry, how's traffic? >> they are off and running now along i-270 southbound as you approach montgomery village, all lanes are open. you can see the construction barrels. frederick to rockville, you are good to go at this point. good news there. let's see how the cleanup efforts continue. the accident, rosslyn, north lynn street and wilson boulevard. one vehicle overturned, several vehicles involved. wilson boulevard is currently tied up, part of lynn street is as well. and one more stop. over to the wilson bridge. you should find the travel lanes open and out on the rails right now metro, vre, no delays, marc rail, delays penn line 401 reported 6 minutes behind schedule. for the eastern shore, word now a broken down vehicle reported to be westbound route 50 on the bay bridge, one of the travel lanes blocked.
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we'll keep you updated. >> jerry, thank you. in the news this morning two women attacked in arlington and police believe one man is responsible. he struck twice in a week and is still on the loose. tracee wilkins joins us live from arlington with more on how police are trying to catch him before he strikes again. good morning. >> reporter: yes, good morning, eun. this happened this month in the same vicinity. police believe they are looking for the same suspect. the first sexual assault and battery happened may 8 in the 1800 block of north scott street. a young woman walked into the bathroom after pool house in an apartment complex when police say she was confronted by a man who then forced her to the ground and tried to put his hands in her pants. she struggled and he fled. about a week later at 10:50 p.m. in the 2000 block of wilson boulevard a woman was walking behind a restaurant when a man
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grabbed her from behind and assaulted her. the victim fought back and he fled. here's the description. described as a white hispanic male in early 20s, approximately 5'7", 160 pounds, with short dark hair. in both attacks he wore a black jacket with white writing on the chest, in the first attack he also wore dark pants. it's a good thing both suspects were able to give a clear description, but neither victim tell fleas they knew their attacker. they are asking to give a call. 1866-411-tips. 1-866-411-8477. live in arlington. back to you. >> thank you. >> there is a new federal report that criticizes virginia tech university for handling of a shooting rampage that ended with 33 people dead. the department of education says the school failed to comply with campus security laws during the massacre three years ago. the laws require a timely
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warning when crimes or threats are reported. virginia tech disputes the findings. it says the standard at the time allowed university officials to use their best judgment after consulting with law enforcement and they say that's what they did. >> safety in the skies remains a focus for ntsb hearings today. in the 15 months there has been a series of frightening and in some cases deadly mistakes on passenger planes. the accidents have involved inattentive pilots and controllers and even a controller who let his kids radio instructions to pilots. a three-day hearing is addressing questionable conduct. the goal is to make sure professionalism in the cockpit does not disappear. >> the fact of the matter is that we can do better. >> pilots and controllers have to be on all the time. they can't make mistakes. >> up to the others to say excuse me, this is not the way we do this and bring to the their attention. >> both the faa and the ntsb
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stress that the majority of pilots and controllers are professionals and very often it's peer pressure that can do the most to maintain that level of professionalism. a bicycle race in st. mary's county, maryland almost ended in calamity. police are trying to figure out who tried to sabotage the course. look at this video taken at the cycle club on sunday. someone threw thumb tacks into the path of the cyclists and more than a half dozen crashed. they went down, badly. several were hurt. one person broke a bone. police launched a criminal investigation into who put the tacks there. >> first reaction, angry. that one crash probably several thousand dollars of bike damage, multiple injuries. and frankly, can be a lot worse. somebody who is doing something like that to a race is taking the chance of potentially killing someone. >> some of the injured cyclists tell us the incident will not
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keep them from racing this weekend. new today, seven americans are injured after a taliban attack in afghanistan. the assault started this morning at bagram air field. the insurgents fired rockets and grenades. it is the second taliban strike at nato forces in kabul in two days. yesterday a suicide bomber hit a u.s. convoy, killing 18 people. five american troops were among the dead. >> our time is 5:37. 52 degrees. why buckling up could make you money. >> the increased security at tonight's state dinner. >> new talk that the oil spill may be on its way to south beach. >> a check of weather and traffic next.
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good morning. live view from our city camera showing some breaks in the cloud cover. i'm meteorologist tom kierein at this hour, we have a chilly start to this wednesday. temperatures around the region now are just near 50 degrees. reagan national at 52, it's just near 50 in prince george's county. arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties upper 40s to near 50. weather watchers reporting clouds around the shenandoah valley and the blue ridge where it's in the low to mid-50s. and weather watchers in southern maryland, the eastern shore, northern neck of virginia reporting low 50s there. it's a cool morning but mostly cloudy in the mountains in the mid-50s there. highs today should make it into the 60s. there's a slight chance of a
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morning shower or passing afternoon shower. partly sunny. then partly cloudy tonight, mid-50s tomorrow morning. should be feeling like summer tomorrow. mostly sunny, warming to near 80 by mid afternoon. then on friday, 50s in the morning, afternoon highs low 80s, lots of sun. increasing clouds saturday, highs in the 70s. a look at sunday and next week, that will be coming up at 5:51. how's the traffic? >> we'll start coming in from the west along interstate 66, a few brake lights along the way for the merging traffic in manassas and centreville and fair oaks all the way to vienna. clear dry road surfaces. out to dulles airport. no worries now. the toll road, the airport lanes, route 28 very sane commute so far. joe and eun. >> good move. keep our fingers crossed. 5:41. 53 degrees. ahead, emotional testimony in the wone case. >> what his widow said on the
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stand and what brought one of the men on trial to tears. >> also disturbing video of a beating at an apartment complex. why the victim's kindness may have made him a target. >> preventing a crash, new steps at the white house to make sure the state dinner stays invitation only.
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mr. and mrs. salahi. >> they are the northern virginia couple who infamously crashed president obama's first state dinner and this morning the white house is doing everything possible to make sure that does not happen again. last november you recall the couple from northern virginia managed to make it in without invitation. president obama has his dinner in honor of the mexican. security teams will keep a closer eye on the guest list. megan mcgrath joins us from near
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the white house with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, joe. tar reek and michaele salahi crashed the first state dinner. there is a new white house social secretary and new security procedures to make sure it doesn't happen again. it was a big embarrassment for the white house. and the photos were quite memorable. tarric and michaele salahi known as the white house party crashers, with the vice president and other v.i.p.s at president obama's first state dinner for the prime minister of india. white house officials say new security measures are in placemake sure it doesn't happen again at the administration's second state dinner tonight. the white house won't discuss details but a spokesman assured reporters that changes have been made to make sure that everyone who gains entry has actually been invited. meanwhile, the salahis are asking the white house for
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apology. in an interview tareq salahi said it would be nice if somebody would apologize to us or if somebody would call it quits. i wouldn't treat anyone this way who would come to my house even if there was a question about an invitation. the mexican president felipe calderon and his wife are the guests of honor tonight. 200 guests are expected, although the white house has not released the official guest list. and you can bet a lot of people are clamoring to get invitations to the second state dinner. i think you can say, however, that the salahis are unlikely on the list. >> one would guess. thanks very much, megan mcgrath reporting live. first lady michelle obama and mexico's margarita zavala will meet with students in silver spring. the school was honored for teaching healthy living. many students who attend the school came from central and
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south america. zavala took mrs. obama to visit schools in mexico city when she was in that country last month. this morning new pictures from the floor of the gulf of mexico, giving us a better idea how much oil may be pouring out of those leaking pipes. >> some say the totals are way too low and oil is now forecast to get caught up in the loop current and could reach the florida keys in a week. kristen dahlgren has the latest from florida. >> reporter: this is new video of the oil spewing into the gulf of mexico, and experts say it looks like a lot more than the 5,000 barrels a day we've been told. steve warily says he thinks his previous estimate of 70,000 is too small. >> i can't say how much in excess of that 70,000 barrels per day this leak is, but i would use the word considerable. >> reporter: while bp estimates it is now collecting 2,000 barrels per day, louisiana's
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governor says some of the rest is collecting on his state's shoreline. >> this is the first time we've seen this much heavy oil this far into our area. >> reporter: miles to the south in key west, florida, tar balls collected on the beach now sent for analysis. but even if they didn't come from this spill. >> we're in that moment where it's just like before hurricanes. you know. we're feeling a little helpless and frightened. >> reporter: satellite images do show the slick snaking toward the so-called loop current. >> the gulf stream here hugs the coast of florida within a mile of the beach. >> reporter: so, in washington, senators again took aim. >> do you believe that minerals management has adequately regulated blow-out preventers. >> the answer is no. >> reporter: but answers are still not stopping the flow.
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or easing the agonizing wait. as researchers get ready to head back out here to continue studying the loop current, noaa has expanded the fishing ban to some 45,000 square miles. the latest forecast puts the oil in the keys sometime next week. it could reach miami five days after that. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, st. petersburg, florida. >> the gulf spill isn't the only thing that may hold back plans for drilling off the virginia coast. the pentagon is now arguing that drilling 50 miles offshore would interfere with the norfolk naval base's operation. governor bob mcdonnell's office is optimistic a resolution will be worked out. he wants to lease the land to raise money. >> it was a roller coaster ride most don't want again. regulators proposing new rules designed to prevent dramatic swings in the stock market. on may 6 you recall the market swung very wildly, the dow dropped nearly 1,000 points before ending 348 points down
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for the day. investigators still have not figured out exactly what caused the drop but the s.e.c. is proposing rules that would halt trading of some stocks that have huge price swings. the rules would take effect in mid june under a 6-month pilot program. the the s.e.c. has put them forward for public comment. >> following a developing story out of europe. days of rain have caused massive flooding killing at least five people. thousands have been evacuated from poland and power outages are wide spre. some roads and rail lines have been shut down making some people unreachable. wow. >> a look at our forecast now, see whether we have rain in the forecast for today. >> we have had rain but not heavy rain. >> no. just -- we have a small chance this morning of a shower. we're a couple of minutes away from sunrise. there are some clouds over capitol hill but we have breaks around the region. we ought to see sunshine.
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that's a live picture. right now 52 at reagan national. humidity is up there, the winds out of the northwest at 7. as we look at the radar, no precipitation now around the region. and the temperatures are certainly cool. we're down in the upper 40s in many locations in virginia and western fairfax county and loudoun, prince william and fauquier. weather watchers reporting it in the upper 40s. it's near 50 in montgomery county and prince george's count i. on the eastern shore in the low 50s. quite a bit of cloudiness. an upper-level disturbance that is over the ohio valley. it's going to drift over the top of us during the day. it may trigger a shower but generally the better chance during the afternoon. it's a small chance. here's how our day will progress. a slight chance of a shower this morning, some sunshine in and out, in the low 60s by noon. during the afternoon, clouds around and there is a small chance of a passing shower,
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highs in the mid to upper 60s. our sunset at 8:17. overnight mostly cloudy, then partly cloudy after that. mid-50s by dawn tomorrow. on thursday, heating up. sunshine, highs near 80. mostly sunny on friday, in the low 80s. increasing clouds saturday, the upper 70s. then sunday we may get some passing showers, cloudy with highs in the 70s. drying out first part of next week. check out the weather, weather channel on cable. how's traffic? >> a live look, and we're doing pretty well. prince george's county, both the inner and outer loop around pennsylvania avenue no concerns from greenbelt to the wilson bridge and headed the other way into montgomery county. police continue to deal with the accident in rosslyn at north lynn street and wilson boulevard so. if you're headed that direction be careful, wrapping up the accident. saw a couple of vehicles in the roadway. one more stop, we'll update you, let you know how things are on the rails. last check everything is good.
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metro rail, vre, and marc no delays reported. looks like we're moving along petty well. good time to get going. >> thanks very much. we have a warning for people in the aspen hill area. two men part after pack robbery are still on the loose. police say five suspects beat the victim right outside of his home and the crime was caught on tape. jackie bensen has the story. >> reporter: the video is shocking, a group of five young men set upon a resident of an aspen hill complex and beat him senseless. what did they take that required that much force? >> in this case just his cell phone was taken. what we're finding in these types of pack and street robberies, quite often a small amount of money, personal electronics and sometimes clothing. >> reporter: sadly police believe it was his instinct.
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after one suspect asks to use his cell phone to make a call the others begin to circle around him in a pack. >> here comes one. >> reporter: the confrontation begins. soon the victim is repeatedly punched as his back is forced to arch over an iron stair post. on the ground, the suspects begin stomping on him, breaking his ribs. amazingly the victim never called police. the may 5 crime would have gone unreported but for the company that monitors the apartment complex's security cameras. >> the company who monitors the video system reported it to apartment management because they were so appalled by what they saw. management contacted police. >> reporter: some residents say they have seen an increase in petty crime in the complex but nothing like this. >> things pretty good. having troubles here, pretty safety community i would say. >> reporter: three of the suspects were arrested after
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another pack robbery two days ago. but the two men in white tee shirts remain at large. the younger suspects are charged as an adult, an indication of the court's assessment of the severity of the crime. in rockville, jackie bensen, news 4. two of the suspects are being held on bond, the third was transferred to a juvenile facility. the widow of robert wone says she bet the men accused of covering up his death just two days after his murder. kathryn wone's husband was stabbed to death outside of a town house back in 2006. joseph price, victor zaborsky and dylan ward are accused of covering up his murder. kathryn wone said that price told her robert was stabbed in the back when he was stabbed in the chest. the call played out in court. zaborsky cried when he heard the tape. >> i need an ambulance. >> what's wrong, ma'am? >> we had someone in our house
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evidently and they stabbed somebody. >> are they bleeding? >> yes. someone is bleeding in our house. >> where are they bleeding from? >> i think he was -- i think in the stomach. >> no one has been charged with wone's killing. if the three men are convicted of conspiracy they could face up to 38 years in prison. trial resumes thursday. >> metro is re-examining policies after the body of a dead man rode a train for several hours. the man boarded at the twin brooks station at 10:15 a.m. on monday. at some point he died. the train traveled almost the entire length of the red line and back before being moved to a rail yard before noon. the body of the dead man was not found until 3:00 in the afternoon when metro workers prepared the train for departure. today you can get paid just for obeying the law when you drive. you'll get paid a dollar to buckle up in prince george's county. at noon police will hand out
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dollar bills to drivers wearing seat belts in largo, maryland. officers will be near the four-way stap and at the chick-fil-a. >> it's a race against the clock for the family of a chevy chase boy with a rare form of leukemia. there has been an international effort to find a bone marrow transplant to match for 4-year-old devon. >> it appears there has been a breakthrough. days ago things were looking grim. the 4-year-old boy was in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. a match seemed unlikely. he is multi-ethnic, his mother south asian, a rare combination that could not be found among 13 million registered adult bone marrow donors. friends launched a website plead for help. it came in the form of a phone call monday night from duke medical center. >> our life line is cord blood. they have found that cord blood that they believe is a good enough match it will work for
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anti-incumbent anger, super tuesday was a game changer. the winners and losers putting the establishment on capitol hill on notice. >> the number one pick in the nba draft will be made by the washington wizards. >> the wizards finally have good luck on their side. there is renewed hope. welcome back to "news4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang. it's wednesday, may 19th, 2010. we're taking a live look at 6:00 a.m., 53 degrees. still cloudy out there. we're dealing with some gloomy wet conditions and meteorologist tom kierein is going to tell us
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when things might change for us. >> we ought to see welcome sunshine this morning. by the way, there is a live view from our sky watcher camera. there is washington under a partly cloudy sky. last week i visited the stone gate school in silver spring, talked to the students there. i'll show you photos coming up. at this hour, radar scanning the sky, temperatures are cool near 50 degrees all around the region. and it's 52 now at reagan national. highs should maybe it into the upper 60s. we might have a passing shower this morning or this afternoon. just a small chance. then tomorrow, sunny and warmer, near 80 degrees and even a bit warmer perhaps on friday with sunshine. then saturday increasing clouds, highs upper 70s. could get rain on sunday. now jerry, how's the traffic on this wednesday morning? >> we'll head to the beltway south of town. live pictures, the inner and outer loop, east of van dorn okay. however, there is an accident
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that occurred moments ago closer to the van dorn street interchange and this camera, so it is apparently in the travel portion of the roadway so we're on top of that. we'll get back to you with lane information, hopefully pictures. heads up. beltway crash at van dorn. let's look at 270 southbound, no worries, frederick to rockville, looks pretty good. out on the rails, everything looks good there as well. metro rail, vre and marc doing fine. >> thank you, jerry. >> outrage with washington has apparently caught on with voters. primary elections nationwide carried a similar theme. change. the big winners tuesday, rand paul in kentucky and representative joe sestak in pennsylvania. kimberly suiters is live with more on this morning's winners. >> good morning. they called it super tuesday. it was for tea party activists. it rand paul says his win for a senate nomination is a quote
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tremendous mandate for the tea party. rand had never run for office. but he wins the kentucky senate primary by a wide margin beating republican establishment favorite trey grayson. the victory gives the tea party activists a key win in a statewide election. in pennsylvania, senator arlen specter has been defeated in a primary in his bid for a sixth term after taking the risky step of switching to the democratic party. voters picked joe sestak as the nominee and rejected the 80-year-old specter in his first democratic campaign. in arkansas, democratic senator blanche lincoln failed to get 50% and face as run-off in june against lieutenant governor bill halter. of all of the elections the night belongs to the tea party. >> i have a message, a message from the tea party, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words. we've come to take our government back.
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>> it should come as no surprise that people want a change. >> now, joe sestak not backed by the tea party but a sample there of what the night looked like last night. no change for the seat left by the late representative john murt murtha. democrats will retain control of the seat. mark critz won the special election. critz and tom burns will have a rematch in the general election after also winning their party's nominations in the pennsylvania primary. that's the roundup from the newsroom. back to you. >> kimberly, thank you. wizard fans have reason to celebrate for the first time in a long time. the team won -- >> the number one pick in the nba draft will be made by the washington wizards. >> that means that the team will
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get the first overall pick in next month's draft. iren pollin represented the team at the draft. she said she could feel the presence of her late husband abe. and she had a secret weapon, a good luck charm that was abe pollin's championship ring from the 1978 washington bullets team. all a pretty good start to ted leonsis' era as owner. >> feels pretty good. you know, we still have to draft the right guy and develop the player the right way but it feels really good. it's a dawn of a new day in washington and someone said it's sometimes better to be lucky than good. >> you know, i just almost beyond my really considering all that. it just happened but i know what it means to have a first round draft. so i think it's going to make an enormous change. i promised the fans, i said next year is going to be great and i think it will.
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>> we'll see. most experts predict that the first pick will be john wall out of kentucky. he spent one year in college but it was an impressive year. he led kentucky to an s.e.c. title and number one seed in the ncaa tournament. struck again. he is still on the loose. police are searching for a man who is preying on women in arlington. he first struck at an apartment complex on north scott street. his latest attack on a busy section of wilson boulevard. that's where tracee wilkins joins us with a picture. >> reporter: police have a pretty good sketch of the guy they believe they are looking for. looking at two sexual assault this is month in the same vicinity and police believe they are looking for the same suspect in both. the first sexual assault and battery happened may 8, 3:45 a.m. in the 1800 block of north scott street. a young woman walked into the bathroom of a pool house in an apartment complex when police say she was confronted by the
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man who forced her to the ground and tried to put his hands in her pants. she struggled and he fled. about a week later at 10:50 p.m. in the 2000 block of wilson boulevard a woman was walking behind a restaurant when a man grabbed her from behind and assaulted her. the victim fought back and he fled. this is the composite sketch of the suspect. he is described as white hispanic male in early 20s, approximately 5'7", 160 pounds. a black jacket with white writing. in the first attack he also wore dark pants. neither victim knew her attacker. police are asking anyone for information to call. 1-866-411-8477. live in arlington, back to you all in the studio. >> thank you. take a look at this. a huge collision and pileup
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during a local bike race. why some say it was a case of sabotage. >> why michelle obama and the first lady of mexico will be paying a visit. >> the sun is trying to peek through the clouds. your weather and traffic together on the 1s are next.
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weather and traffic on the 1s. i'm tom kierein. at 6:11 we're getting welcome sunshine on this wednesday morning. right now 52 at washington, it dipped in the upper 40s in prince george's county, montgomery, arlington, fairfax counties near 50 degrees. highs today should climb into the upper 60s. we have a small chance of a passing shower later this morning or perhaps by mid to late afternoon. partly cloudy tonight, mid-50s by dawn. then feeling like summertime ending up the week. thursday and friday, mostly sunny both days, tomorrow's highs near 80, in the low 80s on friday. saturday looks like we'll have increasing clouds but probably no rain the way it looks with highs in the upper 70s. could get showers on sunday. a look at that as well as next week coming up at 6:21. how's the traffic? >> tom, found the accident. it's the outer loop of the capital beltway closer to eisenhower avenue. left and right lane are tied up on the outer loop, traffic
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beginning to slow. very, very rapidly. so heads up. delays begin after van dorn street. we'll keep a close watch. couple of other things. the accident at wilson boulevard, north lynn street and rosslyn. still in the process of being cleared up. had traffic light issues in the overnight hours from an accident, river road inside the beltway. the lights were knocked out. there is a temporary generator there to operate the lights but heads up. have to do work we're told later on today. joe, eun. >> thank you. >> 6:12 is your time. how the white house is getting ready for a first state dinner since the party crashers. >> a story you must see before you get on the metro. a child wanders off a train just before the doors close on his distracted dad. >> a crash in a bike race is nothing unusual but why a local sheriff's office is involved in the investigation.
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mr. and mrs. salahi. >> party crasher crackdown, last november a couple from northern virginia managed to make it to the white house state dinner
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uninvited. tonight there are plans in place to make sure that doesn't happen again. president obama will be hosting a state dinner for the mexican president and you can bet security will be tight. more than 200 people are on the guest list for tonight's event at the white house. megan mcgrath joins us with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. it made headlines when tarric and michaele salahi crashed the state dinner. tonight is the second state dinner for the administration and a number of things have been changed to make sure it doesn't happen again. it was a big embarrassment for the white house and the photos were quite memorable. tareq and michaele salahi now known as the white house party crashers with the vice president and other vips at president obama's first state dinner for the president of india. white house officials say new security measures are in place to make sure it doesn't happen again at the administration's second state dinner tonight.
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the white house won't discuss details but a spokesman assured reporters the changes have been made to make sure that everyone who gains entry has actually been invited. meanwhile, the salahis now asking the white house for an apology. in an interview with radar on line, tareq salahi said it would be nice if somebody would apologize to us or if somebody would call it quits. i certainly wouldn't treat anyone this way who would come to my house even if there was a question about an invitation. mexican president felipe calderon and his wife are the guests of honor tonight. 200 guests are expected though the white house has not yet released the official guest list. and helping to pull that list together is a new white house social secretary. what do you think, salahis on the list? >> i think not. and juliana has a tough job. security will be tight. >> reporter: you can imagine the pressure she's under.
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a lot of people keeping an eye on how things go. >> megan, thanks so much. before tonight's dinner first lady michelle obama and mexico's first lady will be visiting a school in silver spring. the two will visit the new hampshire estates elementary school. the school was recently honored for teaching healthy living. many students who attend the school come from central and south america. zavala took mrs. obama to schools in mexico city when she was in that city. >> take a look at this. a bicycle race take as surprising turn and ends up with a serious pileup. police are trying to figure out who sabotaged the course. this happened while the cycle club cycled through leonardtown, maryland last sunday. someone threw thumb tacks into the path and more than a half crashed badly. several were injured. one person broke a bone. police have launched a criminal investigation to try to find the person who put the tacks in the
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roadway. >> first reaction you feel like you are angry. that one crash probably several thousand dollars of bike damage, multiple injuries and frankly, can be a lot worse. somebody doing something like that is taking the chance of potentially killing someone. >> some of the injured cyclists tell us the incident will not keep them away from racing this coming weekend. a member of the redskins may be in the middle of a criminal investigation in performance enhancing drugs. dr. anthony galea is accused of athleting three football players with drugs including human growth hormone. none of the players has been named but there are reports one is still on the redskins team. galea was scheduled to treat the player in washington last fall when federal agents began an investigation into his practice. >> this morning new video of the oil spewing into the gulf of mexico. and some say the totals we've
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been given are way too low. this is from if floor of the gulf. experts say it likes like a lot more than 5,000 barrels. bp estimates it's collecting 20% and louisiana governor jindal says the rest is collecting on his state's shore. now satellite images show the slick snaking to the loop current. >> it's depressing. i hope that it doesn't happen. i hope that it doesn't -- the current doesn't bring it here. >> we're in that moment where it's like before hurricanes, you know, we're feeling a little help. less and freigightened. >> researchers are heading out to study the current. they predict it could reach miami five days after. >> the focus of an ntsb hearing, in 15 months, the last 15 months there have been a series of frightening and in some cases deadly mistakes on passenger planes. the accidents involved
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inattentive pilots and controllers and even a controller who let his children radio instructions. now a hearing is addressing questionable conduct. the faa and ntsb stress that the majority of pilots and controllers are professionals, they want to make sure that professionalism in the cockpit does not disappear. >> today, the astronauts from space shuttle "atlantis" have a busy agenda, they have a space walk later and it includes an extra chore. they will have to free a tangled cable at the end of the shuttle's inspection boom. it's preventing them from checking for damage. after the cord is untangled the rest of the walk will be devoted to replacing batteries. >> we're following a story out of europe. days of rain have caused massive flooding, killing at least five. this is cell phone voof a bridge washed away in norway.
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thousands have been evacuated. power outages are widespread. some rail lines are shut making some people unreachable. >> wow. the power of the water, too. >> it can sweep away vehicles so we warn if you run into high water, turn around. here we don't have are that. that's american university in the foreground in northwest washington in the distance, virginia where there is some cloudiness but we had a few breaks in the clouds. sunshine breaking out but it's chilly. now in the upper 40s to near 50 in prince george's, arlington, fairfax counties and the district of columbia and much of the region the row 50s. and we'll have a few breaks in the clouds from time to time today. there is a slight chance of a passing shower this morning as well as this afternoon. then tomorrow and friday warming up with more sunshine. near 80 tomorrow. low 80s on friday. saturday increasing clouds, upper 70s. looks like we could get rain on
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sunday. then dry out first part of next week. how's traffic? >> off we go, update you at the wilson bridge. inner loop okay but the outer loop from springfield trying to get to the bridge span troublesome. the accident still in traffic outer loop at eisenhower avenue. and we're seeing sunshine delays, 66, same deal are there. howard, things are looking good right now. metro rail, vre and marc all reporting no delays. joe, eun. >> thanks, jerry. >> 6:22 is the time. 51 degrees. the video that will make any parent's heart skip a beat. >> and then other video you'll have to see more than once how a baby in diapers ended up in the middle of the street in the middle of the night. >> and the beating of a good samaritan caught on tape. here's to the believers.
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the train. the man on the telephone when his 4-year-old son runs out the door just as the train pulls away from the station. the man bangs on the doors and calls the operator. he had to get off at the next station and circle back. the father and son were reunited a few minutes later. >> lucky there. in texas a couple lost custody of their three children after a bus driver found their baby-sitting in the street. it happened last may but we're now getting a look at the shocking video. you can see the baby in the road wearing just a diaper in the middle of the night as well. the bus driver got off the bus, the father came by and scooped up the child without even saying a word. not even saying thank you. the baby was not hurt. the parents said they had no idea how that baby got out of the house. very upsetting. it makes me cringe on both owe cases. >> absolutely. >> police are looking for the man who attacked two men in a crowded area of northern virginia. >> the winners and losers of the
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primaries that will shake up capitol hill. >> the 911 call following the death of d.c. lawyer is released in court and brought one of defendants to tears.
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senate runner-up. super tuesday was a game changer tfrmt winners and losers from an
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election putting the establishment on capitol hill on notice. >> the number one pick in the 2010 nba draft will be made by the washington wizards. >> luck of the draw, hey, some say it's better to be lucky than good. wizards fans hope they will be both once again. here is hoping. good morning. thanks for waking up with us. i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs on this wednesday, the 19th day of may, 2010. a live look outside this morning, sun is up, gleaming off the potomac river. 51 degrees. nice to see the sun. >> i was going to say s. that the sun? i hardly recognize it >> or there is a train at the end of the tunnel. there is a light at the end of the tunnel as far as our dreariness goes. there is the live view from our sky watcher camera. a few shafts of gold across the sky, there is the national cathedral. temperatures are cool this morning, upper 40s thenear 50 degrees. all around the region. thanks for checking in weather watchers for your observations on this wednesday morning. and around the region today,
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from georgetown to district heights, mclean and gaithersburg we should make it in the upper 60s. there may be a passing shower later on this morning or this afternoon a small chance of that. then tomorrow sunny, feeling like summertime. up around 80 degrees and not very humid. we'll probably have low humidity on friday with sunshine. highs climbing into the low 80s. then over the weekend, saturday looks likes increasing clouds but appears now saturday should be dry. highs reaching the upper 70s. could get showers on sunday. now let's check traffic on this wednesday morning. jerry, how are we doing? >> not too well unfortunately. this is the outer loop of the capital beltway with the accident in the roadway, outer loop at eisenhower avenue. you can see the delays back to south van dorn street on the outer loop. there are sunshine delays to deal with as well. let's head over and update you through southeast washington as you wiggle through the work zone, pennsylvania avenue between 27th street and branch avenue southeast. extra travel time would be a
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good idea if you're headed that direction, particularly up to the sousa bridge. the good news continues, metro, vre and marc no delays. >> thanks. change is coming to washington. voters voiced anger with the establishment in primary elections yesterday. the big winners rand paul of kentucky and joe sestak of pennsylvania. both entered the races for senate as underdogs and both emerged victorious last night. tracie potts has more on all of yesterday's primaries. >> reporter: the switch from republican to democrat couldn't save pennsylvania's arlen specter after 30 years in the senate, voters want him out. >> it's time. it's just time. >> reporter: that's the democrat's winner joe sestak. specter says he will support him. >> it is vital that we keep this seat with the democratic party. >> reporter: in arkansas blanche
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lincoln barely held on, she's in a run-off with the state's lieutenant governor. >> i think the people of arkansas has said that they are tired of the outside groups coming in. >> reporter: analysts say it's washington insiders that voters want out. >> this one feels like the year of the ornery guy who is going to show up in washington and tell it like it is. >> like rand paul. >> i say to washington watch out, here we come. >> reporter: he beat the republican party favorite for kentucky's senate seat. paul challenger warns all the tea party anger could be destructive. >> are we going to use the passion to heat the building or use that passion to build it down? >> reporter: every house seat and a third of the senate is up for grabs and voters have spoken. and they will keep speaking. the next set of primaries is june 8. tracie potts, nbc news. >> bucking the trend of last night was the house seat that had belonged to the late
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democratic congressman john murtha. the district went to his one-time aide mark critz. he defeated tim burns. >> wizards fans have a reason to celebrate. >> the number one pick in the nba draft will be made by the washington wizards. >> the team won the draft lottery last night giving them the first overall pick in next month's draft. irene pollin represented the team. she could feel the presence of her late husband abe, the long time owner. she had a good luck charm. abe pollin's championship ring. this is a pretty good start to the ted leonsis era. >> it feels pretty good. and you know, we still have to draft the right guy and develop the player the right way. but it feels really good. it's a dawn of a new day in washington and someone said it's
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sometimes better to be lucky than good. >> you know, i just almost beyond my really considering all that. it does happen but i know what it means to have a first round draft pick. so i think it's going to make an enormous change. i promised the fans. >> most experts predict the first overall pick will be point guard john wall out of kentucky. he spent one year in college but it was impressive. he led kentucky to a tight and number one seed in the ncaa tournament. >> the widow of robert wone is revealing what she learned about her husband's death from the three accused of covering it up. kathryn wone's husband was stabbed to death. three men are accused of misleading the police about the case. in court kathryn wone said that price told her that her husband was stabbed in the back when he was stabbed in the chest. yesterday, the 911 call was
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played in court. zaborsky who placed the call cried when he played the tape. >> what's wrong? >> we had someone in our house evidently and they stabbed somebody. >> are they bleeding? >> yes. someone is bleeding in our house. >> where are they bleeding from? >> i -- i think in the stomach. >> no one has been charged with wone's killing. if the three men are convicted of conspiracy they could face up to 38 years in prison each. their trial resumes on thursday. >> we've learned the name of a handyman killed during a home invasion in centreville. police say she 39-year-old jose rosales carduena. true intruders got in the home. there was a scuffle. he was shot and killed. the police say they are looking for a white pickup truck. a witness saw a man jump into the bed and cover up with a tarp. a new federal report says virginia tech did not comply
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with campus security laws during the shooting rampage. 33 people died when a mentally ill student opened fire. the department of education says security laws require a timely warning when crimes or threats are reported and virginia tech did not follow those rules. the university disputes the findings, however. it says the standard at the time allowed university officials to use their best judgment after consulting with law enforcement, and that is what they did. our time is 6:37. the "today" show is coming up next at 7:00 of course. let's check in with matt lauer to see what they are working on. good morning, matt. >> good morning, joe. good to see you. and coming up on a wednesday here on "today" the results of tuesday's senate primaries including the defeat of senator arlen specter. we'll break the races down for you. a woman abducted, raped and left for dead by a man when she was only 8. helps the police track that man down nearly two decades later. she'll share her story in an
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exclusive interview. disturbing video of a baby found alone in the middle of the street in the middle of the night by a bus driver. what was she doing there? her mother will join us for an exclusive live interview. all ahead when we get started on a wednesday morning, right here on "today." joe, back to you in washington. >> hope she can answer the question, how could that possibly happen. just amazing. >> it's going to be a tough one. we'll see. >> matt, thanks very much. look forward to it. thank you. an alert before you head out the door. what happened behind a restaurant that has police warning women. >> also ahead, new hope for a local boy in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant following the help of several celebrities. >> 52 degrees. take a look. the sun is out. look at that. weather and traffic are next.
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time for weather and traffic. it's 6:41. i'm tom kierein. we're getting a few breaks in the clouds but overall mostly cloudy and it's a cool morning, near 50 degrees. 52 in washington, only the upper 40s in prince george's county, near 50 in arlington and fairfax counties, in the mid to upper
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60s throughout the region today with quite a bit of cloudiness. a slight chance of a shower later on this morning or this afternoon. then mostly sunny, warmer on thursday and friday. saturday increasing clouds, a look at sunday and next week in 10 minutes. how's the traffic? >> we'll head over and check out in maryland, i-95, just north of the capital beltway, approaching and passing route 212, looks like we're okay so far. unfortunately, we have jammed up traffic big time on the beltway in virginia. this is the beltway as you head on the outer loop toward the accident at eisenhower accident. the accident to the shoulder. delays begin at the springfield interchange. tough going there. >> thanks. how you can make money today just by obeying the law and buckling up. >> plus, the white house is getting ready for its first state dinner since the party crashers arrived. this time they are doing something different. >> a beating caught on tape. why a man was attacked steps away from his home in maryland.
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two attacks in less than one week. police are searching for a man who was preying on women in arlington. he first struck at an apartment
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complex on north scott street. his latest attack came on a busy section of wilson boulevard. that's where tracee wilkins joins us live with a picture police want you to see. tracy, good morning. >> good morning, eun. the attacks happened this month and police have a very good composite sketch. they believe the same man is responsible for both attacks. >> the first sexual assault and battery happened may 8, 3:45 a.m. in the 1800 block of north scott street. a young woman walked into the bathroom of a pool house in an apartment complex when police say she was confronted by the man who forced her to the ground and tried to put his hands in her pants. she struggled and he fled. about a week later at 10:50 p.m. on wilson boulevard police say a woman was walking behind a restaurant when a man grabbed her from behind with one arm and assaulted her with his other hand. the victim fought back and he fled. this is a sketch of the suspect.
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he is approximately 5'7", 160 pounds. in attacks he wore a black jacket with white writing on the chest. in the first attack he also wore dark pants. police say neither victim knew her attacker. they are asking anyone with information to give a call. 1-866-411-tips. that's 1-866-411-8477. in arlington, i'm tracee wilkins. back to you. >> thank you. breaking news. take a look at this video. this is in bangkok. this is live pictures out of bangkok. a curfew has been slapped on bangkok after new violence following the surrender by protest leaders who led an occupation in the heart of the city. you can see the smoke. demonstrators fired grenades and set fires at the thai stock exchange. a bank and a shopping mall.
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>> take a look at this video from a surveillance camera. police say five men beat this man senseless outside of his home. this happened may 5 in an apartment complex along georgia avenue. one attacker asked to use the resident's cell phone, that's when the others began to circle around him in a pack. soon they began to beat up the victim, breaking his ribs. three of the suspects were arrested after another pack robbery this past weekend. two remain at large. >> in this case just a cell phone was taken. what we're finding in these types of pack and street robberies, quite often a small amount of money, personal electronics and sometimes articles of clothing. >> two of the suspects are held on bond this morning. a third was transferred to a juvenile facility. this morning new video of the oil spewing into the gulf of mexico. some say the totals we're given
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are way too low. experts say it looks like a lot more than 5,000 barrels that we've been told. bp estimates it's collecting 20% and louisiana governor bobby jinldy says the rest is collecting on his shore. forecasters put the oil in the keys by next week and predict it could reach miami five days after that. the s.e.c. proposed new rules to avoid a so-called flash crash on wall street. courtney reagan now joins us live with more on this. good morning. >> good morning to you. the s.e.c. has released a draft proposal on the circuit breaker rules. starting june 14, for a 6-month pilot period, stocks in the s&p 500 will be halted five minute their price changes by 10% in any five-minute period. the market will get a chance to establish a reasonable market
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price. toyota's bad news continues, after getting whit a $16.4 million fine for slow response to car malfunctions toyota announced a recall on its lexus ls line. drivers complain they are experiencing issues with the computerized steering. so far only complaints, no accidents. back to you, joe. >> thanks, courtney. do you wear your seat belt? doing it today in prince george's county could earn you cold cash. beginning at noon police will hand out dollar bills to drivers wearing their seat belts at the boulevard at the capital center in largo, maryland part of the buckle up for a buck program. officers will be near the four-way stop sign and the chick-fil-a there. >> a race against the clock for the family of a boy with a rare form of leukemia. there is an international effort to find a match for him. it appear there is is a breakthrough. days ago devon was in need after
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bone marrow transplant. a match seemed unlikely, his mother is south asian, his father caucasian. a rare combination among bone marrow donors. even celebrities tweeted for help. and it came in the form of a phone call. monday night from duke medical center. >> and our life line here is cord blood. what they have found is cord blood that they believe is a good enough match that it will work for him. >> devon still needs to undergo ten weeks of chemotherapy to get his leukemia in remission before he can begin the transplant process. we hope for all the best. >> absolutely. wish him well and his family. a look at our forecast now. for this city. >> we have welcome sunshine that's broken out over the last hour. we have breaks in the clouds but it's mostly cloudy. that's the live view from our sky watcher camera over
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washington and prince george's county. it's 52 at reagan national. the humidity is rather high and we had about .14 inch of rain from yesterday's sprinkles and drizzle. that has dissipated. radar not showing precipitation around the region. it certainly is a cool morning. around the blue ridge, the shenandoah valley, low and mid 50s with a cloudy sky. closer to washington, breaks in the clouds. in the upper 40s in prince george's. arlington and fairfax near 50. southern maryland, reporting a low 50 as well as on the eastern shore. out in the mountains cloudiness there and in the mid-50s. the bus stop forecast this morning. a chilly morning, mostly cloudy in the low and mid-50s for the next few hours. as we get it through the rest of the day, a slight chance of a shower, otherwise sun in and out. cloudy this afternoon a small chance of a shower. highs in the mid to upper 60s. overnight should be mostly cloudy through the evening hours, then after midnight
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clouds breaking up and partly cloudy by dawn. mostly sunny tomorrow afternoon. ought to make to the near 80. a big change coming in. even warmer on if i it appears with lots of sun, moring lows near 60. over the weekend increasing clouds saturday in the upper 70s. sunday now looking like a possibility of passing showers and highs in the low 70s. then sun returns monday and tuesday. you can find out the latest any time. how's the traffic? >> some tough going this morning. 395 northbound, as you head up through landmark and shirlington it's stop and go most of the way en route to the 14th street bridge. it could be a lot of folks are bailing off and taking 395 to avoid this backup on the beltway from van dorn, actually close to the springfield interchange headed over there was the accident on the outer loop at eisenhower avenue. everything is over to the shoulder but again, the outer
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loop delays begin in springfield. going to be very painful headed over at this hour. on the rails, no pain. doing great. >> thanks very much. the president and first lady will host nearly 200 guests at the white house for the mexican state dinner. this is the second state dinner for the obama white house. the first made headlines for all the wrong reasons. after a couple managed to make it in without invitation. megan joins us live from the white house with more on how security istepped up for tonight. >> reporter: well, joe, it created a stir when tareq and mikchael salahi crashed the obama's first state dinner. tonight the second dinner and a lot of things have changed. there is a new social secretary in place, also new security procedures to make sure that everyone who attends the dinner is supposed to be there. it was a big embarrassment for the white house and the photos were quite memorable.
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tareq and michaele salahi the party crashers with the vice president and other vips at president obama's first state dinner. white house officials say new security measures are in place to make sure it doesn't happen again at the administration's second state dinner tonight. the white house won't discuss details bought spokesman assured reporters that changes have been made to make sure that everyone who gains entry has been invited. the salahis are asking the white house for apology. in an interview with radar on line, tareq salahi said it would be nice if somebody would apologize to us or call it quits. i wouldn't treat anyone this way who would come to my house even if there was a question about invitation. the mexican president calderon and his wife are the guests of honor tonight. 200 guests are expected though the white house has not released
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the official guest list. and help pulling that list together will be the new social secretary juliana smooth. >> thanks very much. >>. >> 6:55. kimberly suiters has the top stories. >> good morning. senator arlen specter lost his bid for a sixth term after taking the risky step of switching to the democratic paefrmt voters picked joe sestak as the nominee in the election and rejected the 80-year-old spector in his first democratic campaign. down in kentucky rand paul says his win in the republican primary is a tremendous mandate for the tea party. rand had never run for office but wins by a wide margin leading republican establishment favorite trey grayson. and the number one pick in the 2010 nba draft will be made by the washington, d.c. wizards. irene pollin said she could feel
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the presence of her late husband abe. she has a secret weapon, a good luck charm, abe's championship ring from the 1978 washington bullets team. let's hope it does the trick. back to you. >> we need all the luck we can get. >> exciting, though. >> a forecast from tom. >> welcome sunshine. we'll take a little sunlight. quite a bit of cloudiness, a chance of a shower later and again this afternoon. highs milder in the upper 60s and then feeling like summer on thursday and friday with sunshine, highs around 80. then over the weekend increasing clouds saturday, might get rain sunday. >> at the american legion bridge, both the inner loop and outer loop moving along nicely. the belt way south of town sufficient on the outer loop from springfield to van dorn. the earlier accident there is over to the shoulder and slow going pennsylvania avenue to the
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sousa bridge. >> thanks, jerry. that is "news4 today." thank you for starting your day with us.
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